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NCJ Number: 210486 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Violence in Anchorage
Journal: Alaska Justice Forum  Volume:22  Issue:1  Dated:Spring 2005  Pages:1-12
Author(s): Andre B. Rosay; Sharon Chamard
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 12
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume of the Alaska Justice Forum from Spring 2005 contains articles on youth violence in Anchorage, evaluations of therapeutic courts, and findings from the 2003 Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring program in Anchorage.
Abstract: The lead article describes how a flurry of youth violence in Anchorage, AK, at the end of 2003 involving juveniles with guns led the city to commission a study on the problem of youth violence in anchorage. The study focused on four key issues: (1) the statistics of youth violence in Anchorage; (2) the distribution of youth violence in the city; (3) comparing youth violence in Anchorage with national averages; and (4) comparing youth violence in Anchorage today with youth violence in the city 5 and 10 years ago. The preliminary results of this study are presented here. Also offered in this volume is an article presenting evaluation findings of three therapeutic courts in Alaska. The overall findings indicated lower recidivism rates for graduates of therapeutic courts, complimenting research findings on therapeutic courts from around the country. The Spring 2005 volume also contains a brief article summarizing data from the 2003 Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) program in Anchorage, which collected data from 259 arrestees during the second and third quarters of 2003. Another brief article reviews the Bureau of Justice Statistics findings that Alaska Natives and American Indians are more likely than people of other races to be victims of violent crimes. Finally, the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center discusses its plans to make their database more easily accessible to researchers and administrators.
Main Term(s): Alaska; Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM); Victimization risk; Violence; Violent juvenile offenders
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